Providing Exceptional Deli Suppliers for Discriminating Grocery Retailers
Anyone who shops in the deli department knows the difference between a good selection and a great selection. When you find a brand and a product that you love and trust, it becomes a staple in your shopping cart each week. Grocery retailers depend on their deli suppliers to provide consistent quality and ensure the supply chain runs smoothly. We know that it can be difficult to oust an existing supplier in favor of your products and it can be equally difficult to maintain a long-term relationship with every retailer and each location.
Your food sales agency is a critical part of building new partnerships and growing existing ones. That’s why so many deli suppliers get frustrated when brokers fail to perform on one or both fronts. Sales agents have to have experience in the deli industry and must be able to advocate with buyers effectively. Without knowing the difference between varieties of cheddar cheeses or the demand for pasta salad versus potato salad, retail buyers may not take your agent seriously.
Epic Sales Partners approaches things differently, leveraging over 35 years of experience within the deli industry to build perfect partnerships between suppliers and retailers. We focus on finding the right retailers with specific demands that aren’t being met by current deli suppliers. Not only do we know our stuff when it comes to meats, cheeses, and prepared foods, we understand industry trends and local demographics and provide guidance on new offerings and promotions that will continue to grow your sales and market share.
Most grocery retailers build enduring relationships with deli suppliers. Between in-house brands and premium brands, it can leave little room for emerging products. That’s why food sales agencies are so important, as they can leverage their knowledge of the industry and consumer demand to build a compelling case for even the pickiest buyer.
Epic Sales Partners knows how to identify the perfect product assortment for your first introduction through every subsequent performance evaluation. We anticipate opportunities to feature new products and provide deli suppliers strategic guidance to capitalize on them, expanding their real estate in the display case. We foster trust with grocery retailers who learn to depend on us for the best suppliers and sustainable supply chain products. That’s why we partner with deli suppliers who commit to quality, dependability, and driving customer loyalty.
Delicious Deli Selections that Drive Customer Demand
Our deli associates understand the landscape of the deli industry and how demand for products differs between retailers and locations based on buyer preferences and behavior. Their expert communications and knowledge of trends help you position your offerings for each grocery retailer clearly and compellingly. No matter how customer demographics change over time, Epic will help you drive revenue and return visits.
“There are plenty of deli manufacturers out there, but it’s hard for deli buyers to discover new partners that might be a better fit for their customers. Epic solved this problem for us by introducing our brands to some of the best grocery chains in Texas. The access they gave us accelerated our growth faster than we expected, which was amazing.”
Regional Sales Leader, Emerging Deli Supplier
We Help You Delight More Deli Customers
Epic knows that most grocery customers buy deli meats, cheeses, or prepared foods during each shopping trip. By working with us, you will increase opportunities for partnerships with retailers that are the perfect fit for your deli offerings. Contact us today and let’s discuss how we can work together to expand visibility and maintain consistent market share year after year.
Why Deli Suppliers Choose Epic
Our Category Expertise
Epic Sales Partners has deep expertise in both the deli industry and the unique expectations of consumers in regions throughout the United States. We’ve worked with deli suppliers like you and know the best approaches to make you successful for the sale and store-level execution.
Our Data Insights
Our team relies on shopper and sales data powered by IRI to understand category and sales trends. We bring a data-driven approach to making assortment, promotional, and trade spend recommendations to our manufacturers. We use data to understand the effectiveness of each sales strategy and make refinements to the strategies as necessary.
Our Deep Industry Relationships
We have relationships with buyers, category managers, and senior grocery executives that not only increase your chances of being considered for a spot in the case, but also have the goodwill that could help see you through unforeseen challenges. Epic will pick up the phone and advocate on your behalf while finding alternatives for retailers that will meet their pressing needs.
Let’s Discuss Your Needs
Contact us today to determine whether Epic Sales Partners is the right food sales agent for you. We work with deli suppliers ready to build a lasting partnership focused on successful selling.